We want Derby Homes to be an employer of choice. We offer excellent terms and conditions of employment including a range of family friendly practices in place and work life balance opportunities. Employee welfare and health is very important and our employees have access to free counseling and support and medical advice. All of our policies are available on our intranet and are reviewed regularly.
We are very committed to having a skilled and trained work force and deliver mandatory training on Equalities, health and safety and Customer Services. In addition we offer employees a range of training opportunities for employees depending on their job and individual needs. All employees have an annual job chat where their training needs are assessed.
Employee consultation is high on our agenda – we want everyone to feel that their views count. We have a range of initiatives which help us to seek feedback from our employees. They include
- Informal and formal meetings with the trade unions
- Health and Safety Employee Forum – consultation group
- Employee Survey
- Staff Briefings
- Managers Networking
- Employee Forum
The trade unions UNISON, UCATT and UNITE full recognition rights and we consult with them about any proposed changes to employees' terms and conditions. We also welcome the support and guidance they offer individual employees.
Work life balance
It’s important to have a healthy balance between work and home life. To help, we have a flexible working scheme and a number of other family-friendly initiatives.
All our employees can join the Local Government Pension Scheme. For more information, go to the Local Government Pension Scheme website using the useful links on this page.
This is a family-friendly initiative, which helps with childcare costs. For more information go to the Computershare voucher scheme website using the useful links on this page.
We have an employee assistance scheme called 'Right Management'. This is a freephone helpline, available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, which offers counselling support, as well as legal, financial and tax-related advice.